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Moriarty Performing Arts Center

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Moriarty Performing Arts Center

Moriarty, NM

The Moriarty Performing Arts Center is a professional quality performing arts facility for the high school’s music, dance and theatre programs, in addition to serving as an entertainment venue for Moriarty’s small rural community.

Serving to anchor a new campus entrance, the 600-seat Performing Arts Center was located per master plan to reduce impact on an adjacent residential area. Blending with its surroundings during the day, the building’s street-facing open lobby is a glowing beacon at night, visible for miles.

The architectural design plays off the palette of the campus using decorative concrete masonry-bearing walls. Inside the lobby, FBT designed an open structure utilizing inexpensive materials to maximize the budget and exposed the structural elements and building systems. A solar PV array on the auditorium’s south-facing roof ties into the campus grid for maximum energy performance and offsets the electrical demand of the project. Lobby sun-shading helps control radiation from the New Mexican sun throughout the year

  • 24,664 sf
  • Master Planning
  • Programming
  • Architecture
  • Design/Implementation
  • Construction Administration
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment Procurement
  • Performing Arts Center
  • 600 seats
  • Professional sound & lighting
  • Backstage functions
  • Costume storage
  • Drama classroom
  • Active involvement from school and community
  • Solar PV array on roof